Dr Wan Azizah and Anwar at this afternoon’s press conference where she announced her resignation as MP of Permatang Pauh. — Picture by Choo Choy May (The Malaysian Insider)
"In the wake of rumours on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s imminent arrest, his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail today resigned as Permatang Pauh MP to make way for him to contest in a by-election." This is from The Malaysian Insider.
I have posted on June 11 HERE giving 4 reasons for his choice. This was what I wrote:
Annuar Ibrahim is hinting that he will strike while the iron is hot. And it is now very hot! Adding petrol to the fire...Literally! There will be a two-prong attack. Their timing is the big question. When is Anwar going into the Parliament? When is Pakatan going to take over the Government? These are the two obvious questions.
Anwar had said recently that when (not if) Pakatan Rakyat forms the new government fuel prices would definitely cut; and he would resign, if he did not keep his words. Anyone against his idea? I think only the VIPs and VVIPs of Umnoputras and BN component leaders are against this idea.
The question is not "will he?" but "when?". Before September 16?
I think Anwar is going to strike very soon with his target for the MP first. I think most probably he will go for Permatang Pauh for the following reasons:
1. He wants to come back with a LOUD BANG! What better way to do it; of course Permatang Pauh.
2. This will show that he goes back to his own people.
3. No other present PKR incumbent MP needs to vacate.
4. Wifey can take a deserving rest.You see? It's a win-win-win-win scenario!!